Husume Flank

Blackcomb

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

On the boundaries of the ski area on Blackcomb Glacier lies this steep pitch and often deep turns too with the right winds.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
345 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
35˚
Husume Flank Map

You can find this steep little pitch on the far right of the Blackcomb Glacier. As it curves around to the left look for the 'Ski Area Boundary' markers. This fun pitch hugs these markers closely just under the main Husume couloir (which is out of bounds). When the snow and wind are on your side you can get some great powder shots down here before getting onto the long Blackcomb Glacier Road back to Crystal Ridge Express. You may see some traverse lines at the top of this, be aware that following these will take you out of the Whistler Blackcomb boundary.

Description

Take crevasse rescue kit in your group. A minimum would be 30m ropes x 2, a long sling, 3 screwgate karabiners, prussiks and an ice screw.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, November, December

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier

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